Sparkling RFID Jewelry Can Open Locks For Keyless Access
Keyless entry to offices, homes and self-service package lockers is easier (and flashier) with a gemstone-decorated, high-tech ring and necklace, offering wearers fashion and function all in one
The Computex 2018 trade show in Asia recently showed off new (and fashionable) smart jewelry that gives your Fitbit a run for its money. The colorful gem-decorated jewelry pieces are called Smart Xring and Smart Necklace, both of which are equipped with an RFID chip that can open smart locks.
This latest high-tech design could mean that homeowners, office employees or customers picking up a delivery at a 24/7 self-service locker would never have to stress about being locked out again. Gone are the days of sticking a spare key under a plant, or even bringing along your phone for access. Now, consumers can wear their access around their neck, hidden in plain sight.
In today’s next installment of weird and wonderful tech at #Computex, this smart ring can open locks and spray perfume when you’re getting a phone call. Bonus points for Liberace looks… pic.twitter.com/NxjMc8rTuv
— Claire Reilly (@reillystyley) June 6, 2018
Both pieces are LED-embedded and provide phone notifications in their gems, while the necklace holds an added bonus: It also emits a spritz of perfume when your phone rings. Up until now, consumers had to settle for either jewelry that served aesthetic purposes but did not perform any function, or for smart jewelry that tended to be minimal and functional but unappealing to those looking for an eye-catching accessory. With these pieces, users can have the best of both worlds united in a piece of colorful and sparkling, purposeful jewelry.
Lead Image: Albert Yokojima via Facebook